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How to find your local farmers market

Posted on January 27th, 2012 by Alley Pezanoski-Browne 1 Comment

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Do you want to buy more local and sustainable foods, but you just don’t know where to find your nearest farmers market?

With the rise in popularity of local markets, the Agriculture Marketing Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) now offers an online tool to find the closest farmers market to you. You can search by their proximity, the products they have available, and the payment they accept.

Did you know that some farmers markets even accept WIC and SNAP?

But like Bryant mentions in episode 1 of Urban Organics, just because it’s at your local farmers market doesn’t mean it’s locally grown. If eating hyper-local is important to you, the best thing to do is to start talking to the growers and find out which stalls are producing food nearest to you.

 

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